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Gration Early Origins



The surname Gration was first found in Yorkshire, where the name first appeared in the early 14th century. The name Gration is an unusual combination of an occupational name and a patronymic. The suffix indicates that it identifies the bearer by his father. Most patronymics refer to the father's first name, such as "Johnson." This name however, refers to the father's occupation, coming from the old Norse word "greifi," meaning "steward." The name Gration therefore, was given to the son of a steward.

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Gration Spelling Variations


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Gration Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Graveson, Grayson, Grason, Grayshan, Grayshon, Gration, Graveston, Grayston, Graystone, Graiveson, Grayfson and many more.

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Gration Early History


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Gration Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gration research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1332, 1381, and 1426 are included under the topic Early Gration History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gration Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gration Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gration Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gration Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harriet Gration, aged 22, who landed in America from Oldham, Eng., in 1905
  • Michael Gration, aged 43, who emigrated to America, in 1920
  • Alexander Geroge Gration, aged 31, who landed in America from Overton, England, in 1920
  • Arthur James Gration, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Nottingham, England, in 1923
  • Dorothy Louisa Gration, aged 33, who settled in America from Nottingham, England, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gration (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gration (post 1700)



  • Jonathan Scott Gration, retired Major General of the United States Air Force, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart
  • Harry Gration (b. 1950), English television presenter
  • Air Marshal Ian Barrington "Barry" Gration AO, AFC (b. 1936), senior officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, Chief of the Air Staff (1992 to 1994)
  • General Peter Courtney Gration AC, OBE (b. 1932), Australian officer, Chief of the General Staff and Chief of the Defence Force

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Gration Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gration Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 January 2014 at 07:46.

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